Issue No. 60 | Date: December 15, 2020
Local Success Stories from GEG
Leading your GEGs
A huge congratulations for our Trainers of the Month for December 2020. Thank you for all your fantastic work.
Orna Mulhern (Ireland)
Member of GEG Ireland
Zach Dane (North America)
Member of GEG New York
Bring your community together to collaborate
GEG Oklahoma New Year Twitter Chat
Mark your calendars! #GEGOklahoma @OklahomaGeg first ever twitter chat event. Coming January 8 2021 hosted by @CamodeduTrainer The topic will be "Resources''.
New GEG’s launched Follow
GEG Ahmedabad has been really busy. On Friday October 30, 2020 GEG Ahmedabad delivered a session on "How to register your school for GSuite for Education" and over 56 educators from different educational institutes joined the webinar and learned all about registering their school.
What a fantastic turnout for them. It looks like we will soon have many more schools enjoying the Google experience for their staff and students.
GEG Ohio and GEG UK
GEG Brazil - GEG On Air #30
Judy Kim, the leader of GEG Gyeonggi, Korea was invited to the 16th APEC Future Education Forum and the 18th International ALCoB Conference on November 26, 2020. Judy is the first woman Google Certified Innovator and Trainer in Korea.
The APEC Future Education Forum is known as the largest and the longest annual education forum in Asia-Pacific region. It was first initiated by the Republic of Korea in 2004.
The theme of the 16th APEC Future Education Forum and related events is “APEC’s Innovative Educational Responses to Global Pandemic and Challenges” and APEC’s educational policymakers, scholars, educators, and officials from the international organizations presented and discussed in regard to the educational challenges during the pandemic.
Judy Kim presented about advancing Educational Equity to over 100 government officials, scholars, experts, professors, entrepreneurs and teachers, about using online education and digital technology. She introduced how Google educator groups have been globally communicating, collaborating and cooperating utilizing digital technologies to enhance educational equity during COVID19 pandemic crisis. She also emphasized the importance of global connectivity and partnership to creatively utilize new technologies and shrink long-standing equity and accessibility gaps in education.
YouTube Link (Judy’s presentation starts at 4:33:28)
Individual professional development opportunities
Google Arts and Culture
If you haven’t already explored this amazing site, it really is the time to do it. At a point in time where many are in lockdown and places of culture are closed, we can still visit museums online and learn about culture, people, places and artwork from our homes. Some of the activities and features on the site include:
Exploring artworks in high definition
360 degree videos
Weekly highlights into collections
Gaming experiments such as cultural crosswords, puzzle party and art colouring books
Exploring closed museums in street view
With the depreciation on TourBuilder and Google Expeditions, Google will also migrate many of the Expeditions VR tours to Google Arts & Culture’s free site and application so they are available to everyone. As Arts & Culture expands, the Google Expeditions app will no longer be available for download and Tour Creator will no longer be accessible on June 30, 2021.
If you download the app you can also play with Art Filter, Galleries and Art Selfies
9 Chromebook and G Suite for Education features to make learning more accessible
New features such as
Live Captioning in more languages; German, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
When using kiosk mode for testing, Chromebook accessibility features are now more readily available.
Students can use voice commands to carry out actions in G Suite such as navigating, selecting, and editing in Google Docs, sending emails in Gmail, and joining or leaving Google Meet and customizable- like screen readers, magnification, and more.
Wow so many really useful features to make the tools more accessible to staff and students.